The Worcester Railers fall to the Trois-Riveres Lions, who have been eliminated from the 2023-24 postseason


TRIOS-RIVIERES, QC – The Worcester Railers (32-32-5-3, 72 points) lost to the Trois-Rivières Lions (30-31-5-3, 66 points) by a final score of 4-0 on Sunday afternoon 3,224 spectators in the Colisée Videotron.

The Railers finished fifth in the North Division and were eliminated from the postseason.

Trois Rivieres scored two goals in the first period thanks to an early goal from Jakov Novak (30th) and a late goal from Cedric Montminy (19th). Trois-Rivières followed up with another goal in the second period by Jonathan Yantsis (2nd).

The Lions added a final power-play goal from Alex-Olivier Voyer in the third period to end the game and secure the third seed in the North Division with a 4-0 final. With Maine's overtime win at the end of Worcester's game against the Lions, the Railers finished fifth in the North and did not qualify for the Kelly Cup playoffs.


Three stars: 3rd star: Zachary Émond (16 saves, 0GA, 1,000 SV%) 2nd star: Cedric Montminy (1-1-2, +1, 4 shots), 1st star: Nolan Yaremko (0-2- 2, + 1, 1 shot) …

The final shots fell 32-16 in favor of Trois-Rivières. Zachary Émond (9-7-1-0) made 16 saves on 16 shots for Trois-Rivières…Henrik Tikkanen (11-7-1-1) made 28 saves on 32 shots for Worcester, while John Muse served as backup…

Worcester went 0-3 on the power play, while Trois-Rivières went 2-4… Zach White (DNP), Matthew Kopperud (DNP), CJ Regula (DNP), Austin Heideman (IR), Jack Quinlivan (IR), Tristan Lennox ( IR) and John Copeland (IR) didn't dress for Worcester…

Riley Piercey, Ashton Calder, Ryan Verrier and Anthony Repaci led the Railers with two shots each.